Opinion: Betting on speculative geoengineering may risk an escalating ‘climate debt crisis’

Professor Mike Hulme and Dr Shinichiro Asayama from Cambridge's Department of Geography discuss the climate 'debt crisis' and why geoengineering may make it worse, in this article originally published on The Conversation.

Cambridge University News | July 18, 2019 | cambridge
~8 mins   

Tags: sustainability climate-change spotlight-on-sustainable-earth sustainable-earth energy

Top UK organisations release annual statistics for use of animals in research

The ten academic organisations in the UK that carry out the highest number of animal procedures – those used in medical, veterinary and fundamental scientific research – have today released their statistics to coincide with the publication of the UK’s official statistics by the Home Office.

Cambridge University News | July 18, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: animal-research

Women in STEM: Maria Skoularidou

Maria Skoularidou is a PhD student in the MRC Biostatistics Unit. Here, she tells us about her work in the emerging field of probabilistic machine learning, meeting 'living legends', and her work supporting and advocating for people with disabilities working in AI. 

Cambridge University News | July 18, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem

‘The Next Leap Forward’ – four quantum technologies hubs to lead UK’s research drive

Technologies that will allow fire crews to see through smoke and dust, computers to solve previously unsolvable computational problems, construction projects to image unmapped voids like old mine workings, and cameras that will let vehicles ‘see’ around corners are just some of the developments already taking place in the UK.

Cambridge University News | July 12, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: quantum computing science-technology engineering

Ancient defence strategy continues to protect plants from pathogens

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have uncovered striking similarities in how two distantly related plants defend themselves against pathogens despite splitting from their common ancestor more than 400 million years ago.

Cambridge University News | July 12, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: plant-genetics plant-sciences

Women in STEM: Holly Pacey

Holly Pacey is a PhD candidate in the High Energy Physics Group based at the Cavendish Laboratory, and works on the ATLAS experiment. She spent the 2017-18 academic year working at CERN in Geneva, which operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. 

Cambridge University News | July 11, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: women-in-stem physics particle-physics

Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute receives major funding boost

Chris Skidmore, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, today announced a £30 million award to the University of Cambridge to support the new Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI).

Cambridge University News | July 10, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: future-therapeutics cardiovascular-disease-cvd cardiorespiratory heart-disease cystic-fibrosis spotlight-on-public-health

Cambridge historian and his family members announced as joint winners of one of the biggest cash prizes in world economics

A ‘radical’ plan by three members of the same family to boost UK growth has been named as one of the first winners of the £100,000 Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Economics Prize, one of the world’s largest prizes in the discipline.

Cambridge University News | July 10, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: economics growth

Patients with an ‘empathic’ GP at reduced risk of early death

Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes are at a lower risk of early death if they have a doctor who they describe as showing empathy towards them, a new study from the University of Cambridge has found.

Cambridge University News | July 8, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health

Cambridge University signs San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

The University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Press today announce that they have signed up to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), a set of recommendations agreed in 2012 that seek to ensure that the quality and impact of research outputs are “measured accurately and evaluated wisely”.

Cambridge University News | July 8, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: open-research

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